Talking 'Game of Thrones' with the HBO Show's Executive Producers

Last January, the day after HBO screened advance footage of 'Game of Thrones' for critics, I sat down with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show's executive producers, to interview to them about the process of adapting George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel for the small screen.

The much-anticipated drama finally debuts April 17, but the process of getting it on the air was a long one. More than five years ago, Weiss and Benioff, both of whom have written novels and films, began the process of convincing HBO that the pay-cable channel should delve into fantasy, a genre that made executives "nervous" at first, Benioff said. Once the series was greenlit, they had to figure out how to subdivide Martin's novel, a saga that takes place in several locations with a large ensemble of characters, into 10 episodes of television that were shot last year on location in Northern Ireland and Malta. Read More...


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